WTC Final 2023: ‘Even 450 Runs Can Be Chased’, Shardul Thakur Blunt Statement For The India’s Chances In Clash Against Australia

Australia are on a lead of 296 runs against India in the final of the World Test Championship being played at the Kennington Oval. Australia outplayed India and Rohit Sharma & company looked so scattered in this epic clash. At the stump of Day 3 Australians are at 123/4 and meanwhile, the star all-rounder from India Shardul Thakur has given a huge statement regarding the conclusion of the match.

Shardul Thakur has expressed that even a target of 450 runs can be successfully chased down in the final of the World Test Championship. Currently, Australia holds a lead of 296 runs over India at the conclusion of Day 3 in the WTC Final.

During a press-conference after the Day 3 game, Shardul Thakur stated that a target of 450 runs can be successfully chased down in the World Test Championship final with the help of a strong partnership. Shardul scored a remarkable 51 runs in the first innings for India and helped India to post a total of 296 runs in their first innings of the WTC Final.

“Well, cricket is a funny game. You can never say what is the right total and this one-off game, especially ICC finals, you never know, I mean, who can handle the pressure better out there, one good partnership when you can even chase down 450 or maybe more than that,” said Shardul.

Shardul Thakur gave an example of England’s successful chase in a one-off Test against India in Birmingham last year. He mentioned that England managed to chase down a target of nearly 400 runs which was 378 runs to level the five-match series 2-2 in June of the previous year.

“Last year England chased 400 here and they did not lose too many wickets. So that’s a positive sign for us. Whatever they put up on the board, it’s too early to make any predictions. We see a lot of times in Test cricket that game changes within an hour. So yes, we like to be optimistic tomorrow going on the field. And yeah, we’ll take it on from there,” Shardul added.

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